#1
Hey i was just wondering if people here who gig that play songs with different tunings take more than one guitar to the gig, or do they have a distraction and tune the guitar in between songs? And if you do play more than 2 different tunings (standard, drop D, two steps down) and the different tuning is for ONE song, do you buy any cheap guitar just for the one song? I hope i explained my question right...
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#2
Well, I already have 2 guitars, and I do use diffrent tunings so I bring them both to my gigs, one for standard/drop D, one for D standard and Drop C. Its much more convenient to just switch guitars then tune all the strings. Also, a distraction for while you switch is still good lol.
#4
Standard to Drop D and vice-versa can be done in less that 10 seconds to a guy with a good ear, so If you do something like dropping it shouldn't need two guitars.

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#5
I used to take more than one guitar to a gig. But it just got to be too much of a hassle for me. I suggest your band picks one tuning and sticks with it. Or try re-arranging your songs to be in one tuning, or play your one song that's two steps down and just play it in standard. There are many options.
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#6
I would only do it if I had to change from E Standard to Eb, or something that is involves tuning more than one string.

If it is just Drop D, you can tune it in a few seconds.
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#7
i always bring two. just in case a string breaks too or something
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#8
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Standard to Drop D and vice-versa can be done in less that 10 seconds to a guy with a good ear, so If you do something like dropping it shouldn't need two guitars.


A Dancing monkey would work for 10 seconds lol.


It takes me about 3 seconds (max) to drop d.
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#9
well mostly we play pop punk and some Weezer and most of weezers songs are a half step down and then theres like 3 different tunings in 3 different very popular blink songs (down, adams song, felling this) and i bought an epiphone sg special for all the weezer songs (not a bad guitar for $160) and i have my strat for standard and my epiphone es 333 for newer blink songs. And by distractions i mean our immature comedic banter
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#10
2-3 Guitars per gig as safety nets against String breakage or other malfunctions.
I also carry a spare amp, plus more batteries, leads, strings, straps than is good for anyone.
#11
ok yes tuning to drop D is VERY easy and quick
but is it hard with a floyd rose? (i don't own one)
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#12
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ok yes tuning to drop D is VERY easy and quick
but is it hard with a floyd rose? (i don't own one)

It's harder but not hard, I tend to set up my fine tuners so that I can switch to drop tunings without having to unlock the nut and fiddle with it. Of course you have to re-tune all the strings but I have it memorized where my fine tuners should be to go from D standard to Drop C.
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#14
Always two guitars; always.
One in Eb-standard, the other the same but drop-Db.
Then if I do break a string, I can just tune up or down to drop-Db as needed.
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